Phison has surfaced with the PS7101 PCIe 5.0 redriver IC which is designed to handle signal attenuation and signal noise caused by the the transmission process on the motherboard or riser card in PCs and Servers.
Designing high speed devices calls for additional considerations. The PS7101 will reduce the compatibility problems with PCIe 5.0 systems.
The PS7101 has high gain and high linearity which counterbalances attenuation and noise in the motherboard. Phison is also developing a PCIe 5.0 Retimer IC to suit different product environments in addition to the PCIe 5.0 Redriver IC.
Phison has been a popular controller vendor in the M.2 SSD universe and they are developing the next generation so that a new crop of even faster SSD products can be developed. When the new PCIe 5 systems ship the existing PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 4.0 SSD products will work fine as backwards and forwards compatibility is a design criteria.
Later this year the PCISIG is preparing to release the PCIe 6.0 specifications which will herald another upgrade cycle for PC and server rigs.